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Unionists of the world ride for workers’ rights

13 June, 2013On Wednesday 12 June trade union leaders and activists from around the world joined together to participate in a bicycle ride called ‘Route of Shame’ to visit missions and embassies in Geneva, Switzerland and draw attention to countries consistently violating workers’ rights.

IndustriALL Executive Committee pays homage to Marcello Malentacchi

29 May, 2013IndustriALL Global Union’s Executive Committee grieves for Marcello Malentacchi and the 1,127 Bangladeshi garment workers killed at Rana Plaza, while welcoming the binding Accord with the leading clothing brands on fire and building safety.

In memoriam Marcello Malentacchi

26 May, 2013Marcello Malentacchi, General Secretary from 1989 to 2009 of the International Metalworkers’ Federation, a founding organization of IndustriALL Global Union, died on 24 May 2013 at the age of 66. He died of natural causes while cycling, one of his many passions in life, near to his birthplace in Tuscany, Italy.

IMF a threat to collective bargaining

25 April, 2013The International Monetary Fund labour market remedies pose a real threat to collective bargaining systems. Austerity policies, now more than ever, are being challenged after pro-austerity data proves to be based on flimsy facts.

Over 200 workers protest at Holcim’s AGM

18 April, 2013Workers from all over Europe were outside Holcim’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Switzerland, in protest against the Europe-wide job cuts and plant closures at Holcim sites.

European brands agree to compensate Tazreen victims

16 April, 2013Major European retailers C&A, KiK and El Corte Inglés will contribute to a compensation plan for the victims of the Tazreen Fashions fire in Bangladesh.

ArcelorMittal faces union action in Europe

26 March, 2013ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steel company, is facing a turbulent time in the months to come. Unions across Europe are planning a day of action on 4 April under the banner of IndustriAll Europe.

IndustriALL marks Global Women's Day

18 March, 2013USW held its Women of Steel Conference in Pittsburgh from 10 to 13 March under the motto Honoring our Past – Protecting our Future. The conference was attended by nearly 1,000 women from all sectors and all regions in the United States and Canada, the most ever. The conference focused on how women can get involved in the union in the areas of education, communication, political influence, trade work, organizing, legislation, rapid response and safety.

ETUC action day: No to austerity!

14 March, 2013Austerity is not working! Ahead of the European Summit, the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) is organizing a European trade union action against austerity and for jobs for young people.

IndustriALL Europe holds white-collar meeting in Paris

11 March, 2013IndustriAll Europe organized the special working party for the white-collar group on 28 February in Paris, hosted by CFE-CGC. It was attended by unions from Sweden, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain, Germany, Denmark and Norway.